Earthbound Farm

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Earthbound Farm is an American farm located near San Juan Bautista, California. It is America's largest grower of organic produce.[1] It was also the first company to produce prewashed, packaged salad greens on an industrial scale.[2] Earthbound Farm was founded in 1984 by Drew and Myra Goodman, on a 2.5 acres (10,000 m2) farm in California’s Carmel Valley.[3][4] After 25 years, the company now employs 150 farmers on 30,000 acres (120,000,000 m2).[1] In The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan referred to Earthbound Farm as "a company that arguably represents industrial organic farming at its best."[5]

In 2013, Earthbound Farm was acquired by WhiteWave Foods, maker of Horizon Organic milk.[6]


  1. ^ a b Lisa Conover, Earthbound Farm Announces Industry-First Switch to 100 Percent PCR PET, Business Wire, July 9, 2009.
  2. ^ Samuel Fromartz (2005). Organic Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew. Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-15-603242-1. 
  3. ^ Amanda Hesser, Salad in Sealed Bags Isn't So Simple, It Seems, New York Times, January 14, 2003.
  4. ^ Dawn Withers, Earthbound Farm turns 25, sees organic remaining strong, The Packer, August 25, 2009.
  5. ^ Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, The Penguin Press, 2006, ISBN 978-1-59420-082-3, Pg. 162.
  6. ^ Locally-based organic giant Earthbound Farm sells to WhiteWave Foods.

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Coordinates: 36°52′29″N 121°33′13″W / 36.87472°N 121.55361°W / 36.87472; -121.55361